Have you seen the new Amy Butler handbag pattern, Sweet Harmony Handbag and tote?
This is my first attempt of sewing it.............with some modifications to the strap.
I always spend time studying a pattern before cutting any fabric. This time I wanted to alter the design. Customizing is the great thing about sewing !
If you scroll back up to the picture of the Sweet Harmony Handbag pattern image, you'll see the differences in the straps.
Amy Butler designed the bag's side panel to also incorporate the strap. I squared mine off and added a longer, standard adjustable strap.
The Sweet Harmony Handbag & Tote pattern includes both sizes. I have not sewn the Tote bag size, but it looks like it would make a great carry all or travel bag!
My bag finished out at about 13 inches wide at the bottom and about 8 inches tall. It includes a cell phone pocket on the bag's exterior (hidden behind the exterior pocketpanel).
This average size bag includes roomy interior pockets as well.
Would I sew the Sweet Harmony Handbag again? YES
- Sewing Skill level required? Intermediate
- Were the pattern directions easy to understand? Yes, as with all of Amy Butler's patterns it was written to accommodate the beginner sewer.